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The ancient and present state of Portugal : containing the description of that kingdom, its former and present division, the manner of the Cortes or Parliment, its several names, forts, rivers, lakes, baths, minerals, plants, and other product; religious and military orders, prelates, nobility and great officers, prime families, courts and councils, the language, coins, antiquities, famous writers, and other great men. Also a curious account of the Inquisition, and of all the towns and rivers in the kingdom, besides some of the chiefest on the frontiers of Spain. With an index, and a map of Portugal and Spain (1706)

Author: Stevens, John, d. 1726; Faria e Sousa, Manuel de, 1590-1649. Europa Portuguesa; Carena, Cesare, fl. 1631-1669; Méndez Silva, Rodrigo, 1607-1675; Adams, John, 1735-1826, former owner. MB (BRL); John Adams Library (Boston Public Library) MB (BRL)
Publisher: London : Printed and sold by J. Nutt ...
Year: 1706
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English
Call number: 39999046674584
Digitizing sponsor: Internet Archive
Book contributor: John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library
Collection: johnadamsBPL; bostonpubliclibrary; americana
Notes: Tape on page 166 from book repair.
Scanfactors: 3

Full catalog record: MARCXML

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Dedicatory epistle type-signed at end: John Stevens

A re-issue of the 1705 ed. with a cancelled t.p., with the same cancellation and signing error as that ed. --cf. NUC

Publisher's advertisements at end

"The first part ... is ... most of it, taken fron Emmanuel de Faria Y Sousa his Europa Portuguesa ... The ... account of the Inquisition ... being the substance of a large folio, written in Latin by Dr. Carena ... In the description of the cities and chief towns ... I have for the most part follow'd Rodrigo Mendez Sylva's account ..." --To the reader, passim

Signatures: A(±A1) a²B(±B5) C-UX(-X4) Y-Z²(F1 incorrectly signed E)

Title within double line border

John Adams Library copy: minor annotations

John Adams Library copy has bookplate: John Adams Library, in the Custody of the Boston Public Library

John Adams Library copy has bookplate: Cypriano Ribeiro Freire

Includes index


NUC pre-1956


John Adams Library copy transferred from the supervisors of the Temple and School Fund. Quincy, Mass., 1894

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